Skip to main content

'The most over-rated player on the planet' - Roy Keane rips into Arsenal and one star name in particular

Roy Keane
Roy Keane has accused Arsenal's players of being "a shambles" after their limped into the last-16 of the Europa League despite a 2-1 home defeat against Swedish minnows Ostersunds FK.
Arsenal progressed to the last-16 with a 4-2 aggregate win, but were jeered by the Emirates Stadium crowd after a limp performance that drew a predictably hostile response from ITV pundit Keane.
The former Manchester United captain rarely needs an initiation to rip into the Gunners and he didn't hold back as he was especially critical of their midfielder Jack Wilshere, who captained the side against Ostersunds.
"Arsenal are a great example of how not to start a game of football," declared the Republic of Ireland assistant manager. "They are so slow out of the blocks. Poor attitude, no energy, no desire. It's not like a light switch, you can't just turn it on and off.
"A lot of that will come from the manager and his coaching staff, but ultimately it has to come from the player. You have to motivate yourself. You have your pride and you want to do well for yourself, your team-mates, your family and to turn up like that was a shambles.
"We have seen it so many times from Arsenal. They went to Nottingham Forest (in the FA Cup last month) with exactly the same attitude and lost. You make excuses for Arsenal all the time, but it's a load of rubbish. The Arsenal players must drive you crazy. A shambles.
"You look for your senior players to lead by example…when Wilshere is your captain, to me, he is probably the most over-rated player on the planet."
Arsenal now head into Sunday's Carabao Cup final against Manchester City needing a big improvement in their performance, with a host of senior players set to come back into the team for the game at Wembley.
Keane was also critical of Celtic after their Europa League exit at Zenit St Petersburg, as he accused Brendan Rodgers men of "not turning up" and "lacking bravery" after a 3-0 away defeat cancelled out a 1-0 win at Celtic Park in the first leg.
"You are hoping Celtic can grind out a result to make the supporters proud, but they didn't do that," he added. "They needed to show courage. With 20 minutes to go and 3-0 down everyone wanted the ball...bluffers."

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

President George Weah's One Day National Forum Successfully Attended by 26 Political Parties

On Thursday, August 8, 2018, President George Weah had a sit down with 26 political parties of Liberia.  The meeting aimed at advancing ideals that promote the spirit of national unity and political tolerance between opposition political parties and the government.  ANC, LP and UP attended the meeting as a team. According to Deputy Minister Eugene L. Fahngon, Deputy Minister for Press and Public Affairs at Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism, all 26 political parties attended and participated from start to finish.  Even though, social media was buzzing about AB Dillion walking out of the meeting, he walked out as an individual and not a political party, "the invitation was extended to political parties and not to individuals," Minister Fahngon stated in his live video.  Each political party gave ideals and recommendations, which made the meeting a great success.  According to  Deputy Minister Fahngon, "there will be future engagements as such.&quo

What President Trump and Kim Jong Un Ate

The historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un continued midday Tuesday, as the leaders satisfied their appetites while holding negotiations with a contingent of advisers over a working lunch. The lunch, which followed a 45-minute one-on-one meeting between the leaders earlier in the morning and bilateral discussion with senior aides, was held at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island. It was far from an intimate affair, with each leader accompanied by a bevy of senior staff, according to the White House. Joining Trump were Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Advisor John Bolton, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Deputy Assistant to the President for Asian Affairs Matthew Pottinger. Kim was accompanied by Kim Yong Chol , the former spy chief and one of North Korea’s chief negotiators, as well as Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, former

Liberian Superstar Quincy B Dead

2 March 2017 / Berenice Mulubah  Quincy B On March 3, 2017, Liberian superstar, Quincy L. Borrow aka Quincy B, died from a car accident, on his way from KARAOKE NITE, in Monrovia, Liberia.  The artist was pulled out of the damaged vehicle and rush to the JFK hospital. Quincy B did not survived.   Few hours before his death, the artist was spotted live on snap chat, singing Karaoke. Quincy B who was the driver of the car, died immediately.  Artists CIC , Margas Bimba and Feouls Kaba in the vehicle, as well, they are at the hospital, being treated.  CIC broken his legs in the accident. CIC and Quincy B are nominated for the Liberian Entertainment Awards 2017.